The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
Rideau Hall
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Rideau Hall


Rideau Hall is the official residence and workplace of every governor general since 1867. This national historic site, situated in an idyllic 79-acre urban oasis, is located only a few minutes from downtown Ottawa and Gatineau.

Whether you have only a few hours to take in the sights at Rideau Hall or you’re planning to spend the entire day, whether you’re bringing your family or visiting on your own, we have a variety of free activities that are sure to make your time with us memorable.

Our guides await you and will lead you through this unique site where history comes alive.

Information: 1-866-842-4422 or


TripAdvisor® recently awarded Rideau Hall a 2014 Certificate of Excellence, which recognizes consistent hospitality excellence and outstanding traveller feedback‎. Come and experience this historic site yourself! Read reviews or share yours on TripAdvisor.

Date modified: December 11, 2014